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Best Apps For Travelling Abroad

Take a look at these apps that will make your working holiday easier to navigate your way about living, eating and having fun in another country.

OMIO is a great app when you are looking for an app for travel, whether by bus, train, or plane! They specialize in European transport, but you can find bookings all over the world. They provide the most up-to-date travel info, live-chat support, reminders, and more.

SkyScanner is the best app to find the cheapest flights near you. Whether you are flying for a quick stop to the UK from Amsterdam or flying from Canada to Australia, SkyScanner has you covered.

Hostel World Wondering where you can find the closest, cheapest hostels near you? Find Hostel World for all your hostel-related queries. They provide the most up-to-date booking information, and you can book right on the app.

iOverlander is THE best way to find campgrounds and accommodation when you are road tripping or looking for close accommodation. Discover what works for your travel plans to find spots with Wi-Fi, electricity, kitchens, showers, and more.

Travel Smart is a travel abroad app owned by the Government of Canada. Find up-to-date travel information, such as natural disaster warnings, entry/exit information, and COVID-19 advisories.

Roadtrippers If you are planning on a road trip, make sure to download Roadtrippers! Plan your trip by exploring local culture, grabbing a quick bite to eat, or stretching your legs by going on a hike.

Entertainment + Things to Do

Eatwith is an all-in-one experience where you can eat, explore, and chat with a local at your destination. While the prices may be a bit pricey, this is a great way to experience the city and local sights. Eat the local food and make new friends, all while enjoying Europe, Australia, or wherever you may be.

Eventbrite is your go-to app to find local festivals, events, concerts, and more. While Eventbrite is based out of North America, they post events all around the world. Discover the perfect night (or day) out for you.

AllTrails: Hike, Bike, and Run can be used when you are looking to explore the beautiful landscape around you, AllTrails is the place to go. They have over 300, 000 safe and explored trails across the world that take you around your local area. Whether you are looking to hike, bike, or run, there is a trail, track, beach, or path for you!

General Travel Apps

Duolingo: If you have not heard of the infamous Duolingo Owl, you are missing out! Duolingo is the best language-learning app and is completely FREE to users. Take advantage of easy lessons, daily reminders, and measures to track your progress in over 40 languages before your trip abroad.

WiFi Map, Internet, eSIM, VPN: Stuck on the highway and desperate to download another TV show? Wifi Map has you covered! WiFi Map will navigate you to the nearest free hotspots, show passwords, and let you connect to the internet in a few taps.

GasBuddy: Whether you are on a road trip in Canada or the US, this is the app for you. Find gas stations and sort by fuel type and prices to find a gas station that fits your needs.

Wise: Wise is a FREE money transferring app. Not only does Wise (or Transfer-Wise) transfer your money from one account to another, but it gives you a quote on how much it will cost to transfer, plus an on-the-spot exchange rate calculation.

PackPoint: Never forget another item again! PackPoint is the perfect tool for travellers, whether you are planning a trip across the Atlantic or going on a local hike. Choose activities you will be going to, your timeframe, and your destination, and PackPoint will create a curated list just for you (bonus: it even includes weather-conscious suggestions)

Timeshifter: Timeshifter is an app that helps you adjust to your new time zone and overcome jet lag. Measure your sleep patterns and create your own personalized jet lag plans, developed by sleep specialists and neuroscientists.

Honourable Mentions

Airbnb

Google Translate

Hopper

Meetup

Rome2Rio

TripAdvisor

TripIt

WhatsApp

Yelp

 

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